Industry News


In the Industry News category you can expect to find articles relating to all aspects of the UK commercial property market. These can be humorous as well as serious giving readers a wide variety of material to choose from.


Could Gloucestershire Benefit from the Stamp Duty Overhaul?

Could Gloucestershire Benefit from the Stamp Duty Overhaul
Posted on 22 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Gloucestershire based small businesses could benefit greatly from last week's Budget, says Bruton Knowles' Commercial Partner, Angus Taylor. Mr Taylor believes that the high concentration of SMEs and startups across the county suggest there could be... Read More

Manufacturing Sector sees Activity Drop but Demand Remains Steady

Manufacturing Sector sees Activity Drop but Demand Remains Steady
Posted on 21 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Industry News

The manufacturing sector saw activity fall in March, although production is expected to rebound over the next three months, according to CBI's Industrial Trends Survey. A survey of 471 manufacturers had found that output volumes over the three months... Read More

Budget Given ‘Perfect Launchpad’ for Commercial Market’s Future

Budget Given 'Perfect Launchpad' for Commercial Market's Future
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

The budget has been deemed a success for the commercial property market and a 'perfect launchpad' to secure a bright future by Devon based commercial property specialists Charles Darrow. The firm claimed that the market has been dealt a significant... Read More

Are Things Looking Up for Manchester’s Refurbished Office Market?

Manchester's Refurbished Office Market Looking Strong
Posted on 17 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

With approximately 625,000 sq ft of office space being refurbished in Manchester over the next two years, the sector is currently thriving and continues to see healthy levels of take up, according to Savills. The firm has reported that over the last 10... Read More

Is the North West Industrial Market Set to Suffer?

North West Industrial Take Up to Face Severe Shortage
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

The end of 2016 is expected to see a severe shortage of Grade A industrial stock in the North West, according to a report from Savills. Despite the North West having the second largest development pipeline of any UK region, with 2.2 million sq ft of... Read More

Budget 2016 – Business Rates Cut and New Commercial Stamp Duty Rates

record breaking £23 billion income forecast
Posted on 16 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

George Osborne has announced that from April 2017, business rates will be getting a substantial cut, which is set to benefit small businesses going forward. The current system sees 100% relief given only to businesses that occupy property such as a... Read More

London’s West End Named Top Retail Destination in Europe

London’s West End Named Top Retail Destination in Europe
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

A new 2016 Global Retail Destination Index launched today at MIPIM, has revealed London as top retail destination in Europe. Created by New West End Company and commissioned with Savills, the “Window to the world” report has ranked London’s West... Read More

Record Office Take Up in Basingstoke Shows Sector’s Appeal

Record Office Take Up in Basingstoke Shows Sector's Appeal
Posted on 15 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy, Industry News

In the first quarter of 2016, Basingstoke has seen record office take up, which is the largest since the start of the recession, according to reports from agents Hollis Hockley. Between the period of 1 January - 31 March this year, the firm has... Read More

Employees Fear Technology will Disrupt Businesses

Employees Fear Technology will Disrupt Businesses
Posted on 14 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

A new study has revealed that nine out of ten employees fear their businesses will be under threat over the next five years due to new technology trends. The Beyond Digital report, launched by digital experience consultancy Infomentum, found that a... Read More

Manufacturing Sector Helps Industrial Output Return to Growth in January

Manufacturing Helps Industrial Output Return to Growth in January
Posted on 11 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

After a sharp fall in December, British industrial output saw a return to growth, helped along by an upturn in manufacturing, the Office for National Statistics reported. In the month of January, industrial output saw a weaker rise than expected, with... Read More

Learn more about our Industry News category

In this section we carry articles covering a diversity of topics. You will find news about supermarket commercial property expansions alongside the results of customer service surveys.

We also take a look at how businesses can benefit from sporting events, public holidays and spells of good weather. On the other hand we ask how they might cope with transport problems or industrial action.

Together with these stories you will find articles on dogs in the workplace, the stress reducing qualities of office plants and the reasons for our expanding waistlines. So if you want your commercial property news to contain a little variety, this is the page for you.